Embattled Rockford Massage Parlor Hosts Open House


A Rockford massage business opens its doors to the public in the hopes of rebuilding trust with its neighbors.

A handful showed up for a tour Thursday night at Sanford Therapeutic Massage on Prospect Street.  Residents raised concerns earlier this year after they noticed Sanford had places ads on websites believed to be linked to human traffickers.  One resident who attended the open house says she still doesn’t trust Sanford.

“I think he has some work to do to convince the community that this is a legitimate massage therapy business,” said Linda Carter.

The city shut down Sanford twice this year.  The most recent closure was due to Sanford having unlicensed massage therapists.  However, its never been linked to human trafficking.

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